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Lofton Continues Record Run

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Cleveland's Kenny Lofton scored a run in the first inning Sunday, tying a major league record by scoring for the 18th consecutive game.

Lofton led off the inning with a single against Baltimore Orioles starter Jay Spurgeon, who was making just his second career start.

Lofton then stole second base and moved to third on Omar Vizquel's fly out. With two out, Jim Thome drove in Lofton with a single to right field.

Lofton tied the record set by the New York Yankees' Red Rolfe in 1939. Ted Kluszewski holds the NL record, scoring in 17 consecutive games for the 1954 Cincinnati Reds.

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